Lower-Division

PSYC 1 Introduction to Psychology

Introduces prospective majors to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and also provides an overview for non-majors. Emphasizes social, cognitive, developmental, and personality psychology and their interrelations.

Credits

5

Instructor

K. Cardilla, C. Leaper, T. Seymour

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

PSYC 2 Introduction to Psychological Statistics

An introduction to elementary statistical principles and techniques relevant to psychological research. Topics covered include basic parametric and nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, and simple factorial designs. This course is prerequisite to course 181.

Credits

5

Instructor

Audun Dahl

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1 or PSYC 20; and AM 3 or AM 6 or MATH 3 or MATH 4 or MATH 11A or satisfactory placement score on math placement exam or CEEB Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam.

General Education Code

SR

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring, Summer

PSYC 10 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Addresses psychological development from conception through adolescence. Provides an overview of developmental psychology.

Credits

5

Instructor

N. Akhtar, A. Manago

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1; and AM 3, or AM 6, or MATH 3 or higher level Mathematics course; and PSYC 2 or STAT 5 or STAT 7 and STAT 7L.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

PSYC 20 Cognition: Fundamental Theories

Introduces basic concepts in cognitive psychology with a focus on theoretical explanations of cognitive functioning. Topics include perception, attention, memory, concepts, language, visual cognition, executive functions, and reasoning processes. (Formerly course 20A.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Jason Samaha, Travis Seymour

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

PSYC 40 Introduction to Social Psychology

An analysis of contemporary research in social psychology and of what that research can teach us about the world we live in. Problems of conformity, propaganda, prejudice, attraction, and aggression. Focuses on a person's relationship with other people, how he or she influences them and is influenced by them.

Credits

5

PSYC 60 Introduction to Personality Psychology

An overview of major personality theories from Freud to the modern day, and an introduction to contemporary research on personality development and assessment.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1.